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MSN's Principal UX Director talks about what went into creating the new MSN

By Shannon Blogs Nov 5, 2009 11:05AM

Do you want to know why we moved from our traditional MSN blue background to white? This is our biggest site redesign in over a decade, and the new design offers less clutter and a fresh new look. See what MSN’s Principal UX Director, Wende Copfer, has to say about creating the new MSN.

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See what MSN Corporate Vice President Erik Jorgensen has to say about it.

By Shannon Blogs Nov 3, 2009 11:01PM




Today is an exciting day for our team at MSN because we unveiled the most significant redesign our MSN.com homepage has seen in over a decade. We spent thousands of hours talking with customers; testing hundreds of ideas; experimenting around the world and carefully evaluating what our users want, and don’t want - to deliver a homepage that is designed to be the best homepage on the Web. We hope you’ll agree.


This tour of vintage MSN homepages shows how the MSN homepage has changed since launching in 1995

By Shannon Blogs Nov 3, 2009 11:20AM

In 1995, “World Wide Web” tied for The American Dialect Society’s Word-of-the-Year: World Wide Web, also known as the Web, WWW, W3, refers to the newly prominent resource on the Internet. At the time, The American Dialect Society said, “It seems to us to be clearly the most important of these items and the one that will have the greatest future impact on both language and society.”


And in 1995, MSN wanted to use the World Wide Web to impact the world. MSN has changed dramatically since we launched our first homepage in 1995, and since this is a big week at MSN, we thought it would be fun to look at MSN homepages of times past and enjoy a glance at some of the most popular homepages from the last 14 years …


By combining the most relevant information with technology and communication services, we are focused on delivering the best online experience to our U.S. Hispanic customers.

By Shannon Blogs Oct 29, 2009 11:16AM

MSN has a worldwide offering in 46 markets and one of the fastest growing audiences is right here in the United States. For years, MSN has delivered MSN Latino, to serve the rapidly growing Hispanic audience. Today we’re celebrating the recent launch of our new MSN Latino experience – but first, a few fun facts. Did you know:


NBC Olympics on MSN is live now and kicks into high gear on November 4, when the countdown to the Opening Ceremonies hits 100 days.

By Shannon Blogs Oct 28, 2009 10:32AM

NBC has partnered again with Microsoft to create NBC Olympics on MSN, the most comprehensive source for round-the-clock on-line coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics, featuring exclusive access to exciting competition video from Vancouver.


MSN partners with the EMAs to honor celebrities who are sending an environmental message.

By Shannon Blogs Oct 22, 2009 3:22PM

It was flying under the radar for years and accumulating at an astronomical mass, but people are starting to catch on to the fact that there’s a garbage dump twice the size of Texas floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Oprah invited Fabien Cousteau to guest Earth Day 2009: Go Green, Save Money and discuss the crisis happening in our oceans. When Cousteau’s footage rolled exposing the Pacific Garbage Patch, Oprah was almost speechless, saying


Bing and MSN help take the hassle out of holiday planning with Bing Travel and Delish.com.

By Shannon Blogs Oct 22, 2009 3:19PM

Originally posted on October 16, 2009


The holidays are quickly approaching, and Bing & MSN are here to take the hassle out of holiday planning. If you’re booking a flight to see family & friends this Thanksgiving, Bing Travel helps you to get the best price possible on your airline ticket. These days it seems, watching expenses is top of mind, especially around holiday season. Did you know that you can save money on your airline ticket


Video is everywhere on MSN, and we're continuing to invest in original Video programming that the MSN fan base loves.

By Shannon Blogs Oct 22, 2009 3:12PM

Originally posted on October 13, 2009


When you come to the MSN homepage, you’ll see a new Video Highlight every day that relates to the news and the hottest trends. And when you dive into the MSN network, you’ll find videos that are relevant to the topics that you care most about. For example, you can watch video workouts on MSN Health & Fitness to learn techniques and work up a sweat in the privacy of your own home. Or, you can get a sneak peek at the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne on MSN Autos because we post video from the major auto shows happening around the globe. Video is not just a destination anymore – it’s everywhere.


And not only is video everywhere on MSN, but we’re investing in several original Web series that the MSN fan base loves.